Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland
OUP Oxford, 5 ביולי 2012 - 230 עמודים
Humans occupy a material environment that is constantly changing. Yet in the twentieth century archaeologists studying British prehistory have overlooked this fact in their search for past systems of order and pattern. Artefacts and monuments were treated as inert materials which were the outcomes of social ideas and processes. As a result materials were variously characterized as stable entities such as artefact categories, styles or symbols in an attempt to comprehend them. In this book Jones argues that, on the contrary, materials are vital, mutable, and creative, and archaeologists need to attend to the changing character of materials if they are to understand how past people and materials intersected to produce prehistoric societies. Rather than considering materials and societies as given, he argues that we need to understand how these entities are performed. Jones analyses the various aspects of materials, including their scale, colour, fragmentation, and assembly, in a wide-ranging discussion that covers the pottery, metalwork, rock art, passage tombs, barrows, causewayed enclosures, and settlements of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland.
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Aaron Watson activity analysis archaeology architecture argue artefacts artefacts and sites articulated assemblage associated axes Barnhouse barrow Beaker bone cairn cal BC Carrowmore carved carved stone balls causewayed enclosures cemetery chalk chapter cists clay colour composed consider construction context created Crossiecrown cultural decoration deposits discussion ditch Early Bronze Age evidence excavated focus Folkton Folkton Drums fragments Grooved Ware hearth hoard Hodder human illustration by Aaron interaction Irthlingborough iterations Jones Knowth landscape Late Neolithic houses light Loughcrew macehead mance miniature artefacts miniature cups monuments mortuary mound Needham Neolithic Orkney Newgrange northeast Scotland O’Sullivan objects observe ontological distinctions Orkney passage grave passage tombs performance phases pots prehistoric produced region relationship repetition Richards ritual rock art rock art motifs rock surface scale sense settlement significance Silbury Hill Skara Brae Snail social society stone settings structure things tion tradition vessels Wessex culture Wideford Wiltshire